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RUSSIAN RIVER SANCTUARY TO OPEN, RUSSIAN/UPPER KENAI RIVER SOCKEYE SALMON BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS TO INCREASE

July 2nd, 2015

The Russian River Sanctuary area will be open to sockeye salmon sport fishing beginning at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 23rd. There is a map of the area on page 66 of the 2015 Southcentral regulation booklet.

Also, beginning at 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, the bag limit will increase to six (6) sockeye salmon and the possession limit will increase to twelve (12) sockeye salmon in the Russian River and a section of the Upper Kenai River mainstem.  This area extends from Skilak Lake upstream to ADF&G regulatory markers located approximately 300 yards upstream of the public boat launch at Sportsman’s Landing and the Russian River from its mouth upstream to an ADF&G marker located approximately 600 yards downstream from the Russian River Falls.  Anglers are reminded that they may possess only the limit allowed for the waters they are actively fishing. If a Russian River angler has more than six sockeye salmon in possession, then that angler may not fish in waters with a possession limit of six.

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